Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Years Eve

So, we are about to approach the New Year and I realize that this time last year, life was sooo different. Not any better or worse, just different. It's amazing when I stop and actually realize I gave birth to four healthy babies this year, at one time!!!
We are adjusting well to our three babies at home. And the babies are adjusting well, too! Matthew is doing much better; however, we have had to figure out some better and more creative sleeping arrangements for him. All babies sleep 3-4 hours at a time before needing to be fed. It's not bad at all. The first few nights with Matthew home were really, really hard. But since he has been doing better, it's manageable. I actually slept until after 11am this morning!!! That is so not like me. But since the babies went back to bed after their 7am feeding, so did I!

Kaitlin is doing so well! I am so proud of her. She is totally off her CPAP and docs at Mercer expect her to be transported back to CHOP this week. As far as we know, she needs to have a repeat MRI done, another swallow study, and another scope done at CHOP before she can come home. If it is determined she cannot still bottle feed (b/c of aspirations (formula goes to her lungs)) then I am under the impression she will have a "g-tube" put in. Basically, we would feed her thru her belly; the formula would bypass her esophagus and go right into her belly. I am told this would be a temporary thing, just until her tracheamalacia improves.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Off to the doctor's............

So, we went to the doctor's today for Emma's and Austin's Synagis shots for RSV. It was exhausting! Marc, Lexi, and Nicholas came along as well. Basically, Marc, Lexi, and I each took a baby, and tried to get Nicky to hold the diaper bag and stuff. I felt like a freak show almost walking in his office! People just stared and stared................and that was with only 3 babies! Wait till they see the 4th!
Emma weighed 7 lbs 8 oz
Austin weighed 8 lbs 9 oz
They are getting so big!

Pretty Emma

Here is a pic of our Emma on Christmas Day. She is so funny-when you say "Pretty Emma" to her, she smiles, almost like she's saying, "I know.........tell me more!!"

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

My Matthew............

So, here is Matthew. Crying again! This is my little man that keeps me up all night and inspired me to start this blog. I figure I have to do something to keep me busy while I hold him the entire night!!!! He has severe reflux and his belly must hurt a lot. I hope the reflux gets better soon! I don't like to see him in any kind of pain................

Our Big Boy Nicholas

Here is Nicholas on Christmas Day. He sure is getting big! He was so excited for Santa to arrive. He was so surprised that he received more gifts than what was on his list! He must have been a very good boy!!!


And here's our little girl..............Kaitlin on Christmas night in the NICU.

Daddy, Mommy, Matthew, Emma, and Austin

Here we are...........Tom and I, and (l to r) Matthew, Emma, and Austin. We're just missing Kaitlin...................................